Earth Monster (Cipactli)
Arts of the Americas
11 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (29.2 x 17.1 x 14 cm) (show scale)
A. Augustus Healy Fund
An irregular boulder of greenstone. On one end, the carved face of an earth monster (Cipactli) with bared teeth, round goggle eyes on top of its head, feathers, and jade beads is represented. The back and sides are also carved with symbols that include the figure of Xuihcoatl or the Turquoise Serpent.
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Aztec. Earth Monster (Cipactli), 15th century. Greenstone, 11 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (29.2 x 17.1 x 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 37.399. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.399_SL1.jpg)
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